In the movie, he shows heroism when he gives up his life with his family to work to be a hero. He spent hours working to build his strength and work to become a hero. In the myth, he is not too worried about being anyone's hero. He only works when he feels guilty for causing the death of his family. Having someone who is willing to work hard and be a role model for people is valued so they can help anyone who needs it.
Many people think he is not a hero because of his mistakes, but those are mistakes and making mistakes does not make anyone less of a hero. Odysseus is more than a hero. He is a very humane hero who makes mistakes just like anyone else, but in the end was still a hero. This is shown by Odysseus’ leadership when he won the Trojan War, when he saved his men from staying animals forever, and going to the underworld to face his fears and stay brave. Not every hero needs to be perfect.
Beowulf aided the Danes even though the Geats and the Danes didn’t get along. All he asked in return was, “…A single request! I have come so far, / Oh shelterer of warriors and your people’s loved friend, / That this one favor you shouldn’t refuse me- / That I, alone with the help of my men, / May purge all evil from this hall!” (162-166). Also, Achilles let Hector’s body be taken back to his parents, “As you wished sir, / the body of your son is now set free” (Homer 432-433) These two warriors did things that others wouldn’t have done because their feelings would have gotten in their
I agree with you, without his determination he wouldn't have kept his will to return home. Odysseus goes to show us how when we have determination even when the odds are against us we can still reach our goal, if we want it bad enough. I thought his determination was exceptional when he stays loyal to his wife which in turn, turns Calypso to his side. His determination and loyalty to his wife strong enough to defy Zeus’ plan of deception. I also think his cunningness aided in his determination because he relies on it for his strength.
When it comes to his family, Jason aligns his ideals with and draws his inspiration almost entirely from his mother and Julia. While certain scenes present the father in a tolerable light, the chapter ‘Souvenirs’ stands as a symbol for the discourse in their father-son relationship. Jason’s dad is actually far to similar to his son, as shown by the quickness with which he shirked from an altercation with his boss, to serve as a proper role model. In the later half of that same chapter, however, Jason recounts “I had no idea mom could be so bulletproof”(193) when depicting how she stood up to the spoiled, highschool thieves. Far more than just a juxtaposition to the father’s frailness, the mother’s action serve as an idealized metaphor for Jason’s own struggles.
Wesley first demonstrates this because he is a sheriff. He put aside his own dreams to be a lawyer and became the sheriff in the town both for his father and to protect others. His self-sacrificing of his dreams is a selfless act that people can appreciate and look up to him as someone whom they want to be able to be like. In addition, Wesley also put his family aside in order to do the right thing, no matter how much it hurt him to do so: “’My brother – your uncle – has run afoul of the law. I had to arrest him.
However what Nea does not understand in all her youth and idealism , is that sourdi does not want to be saved: She willfully accepts her fate and her marriage to Mr.Chhay because she finds financial stability and a secure future. Since the beginning of the story Nea believes that she is saving or protecting Sourdi from the expectations of her mother and Mr. Chhay. The mother and the uncle have fix a marriage with an older man named Mr.Chhay. Sourdi is a young girl that has a boyfriend name Duke, But her mom really dosen’t cares what Sourdi thinks or wants. So Sourdi meets Mr.chhay and she feels uncomfortable in the
In the epic The Odyssey the hero, Odysseus shows many traits but I think one of the best traits he shows is self-sacrifice. The first episode where Odysseys shows loyalty is the cyclops episode. He had put his life on the line very much in this episode. He did it gladly knowing he wasn’t putting his men’s lives on the line. He showed loyalty when he gave the cyclops the drink and when he chose the leading lamb to be under.
Thus, proving how Aeolus demonstrated proper xenia. Although Aeolus isn’t directly rewarded in this case, he is content because he helps someone in need. Overall, the quote itself is important to the story because it aids Odysseus’ journey home to Ithaca by the supplies that were given to him. Therefore, Aeolus demonstrates bona fide xenia to Odysseus as well as another Phaeacian kingdom
In addition to her newfound sexual freedom, the independence Edna shows from her husband and children, to be an individual, was seen as unusual. Unlike the way women are supposed to live only for their family, Edna wishes to live for herself. In the beginning of the book where all the Creoles had just started their vacation, Mr. Pontellier thinks, In short, Mrs. Pontellier was not a mother-woman. The mother-women seemed to prevail that summer at Grand Isle. It was easy to know them, fluttering about with extended, protecting wings when any harm, real or imaginary, threatened their precious brood.